Saving Planet Earth with Nature’s Voice featuring Jaco and Serena Vienings

July 18, 2013
Hosted by Rob Moir

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Jaco and Serena Vienings talk with Rob about their ambitious enterprise to save the natural world by producing Nature’s Voice. Jacu and Serena travel to remote shores of Hawaii and glaciers in Alaska to present two compelling videos. The first video they titled: Plastic for dinner? Explore with Jaco the biggest dump site on our planet in the ocean, a trash pile bigger than Texas. Their second video is “Who brought the sunscreen?” To answer how does global warming work; we go to Alaska to explore energy, deforestation, polar amplification, permafrost, and blowing up mountains. Jaco tells how problems start with mining fossil fuels. One can get woozy standing on a glacier, as Jaco does, that is melting back at an unnaturally high rate of retreat. Global warming is a very real. Fortunately, there are things one can do to reduce our carbon footprint. Tune in to begin to undo the warming and to learn what’s next on Jaco’s and Serena’s horizon for Nature’s Voice.

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With the knowledge of Carson and the courage of Achilles, individuals are steadfastly going the distance to defend wildlife and ecosystems from assaults of environmental degradations and destructions. Join environmental studies scientist Dr. Rob Moir for lively dialogue and revealing narrative inquiry into how individuals are overcoming the obstacles turning forlorn hope into effective actions for oceans, rivers, watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. Discover how listening to individuals, thinking locally, and acting in concert with other, you can act to save ecosystems. Got environmental stewardship? Become an Eco-steward. Act to bring about a greener and blue Planet Earth.

Rob Moir

Rob Moir is director and founder of the Ocean River Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Moir, an educator and scientist, has been a leader of citizen science and efforts to clean up Salem Sound and Boston Harbor, as founder of Salem Sound Harbor Monitors & Salem Sound 2000, later president of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and through his appointment by the Secretary of Interior to the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. He was formerly Curator of Natural History at the Peabody Essex Museum, Curator of Education at the New England Aquarium and Executive Director of the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. Dr. Moir was awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation, and the James Centorino Award for Distinguished Performance in Marine Education by the National Marine Educators Association, which he later served as president. He was Sea Education Association’s first assistant scientist to work consecutive voyages of the R.V. Westward in 1979 and 1980, an advancement officer for his alma mater, Hampshire College and serves today on the boards of his alma mater, Cambridge School of Weston, Ocean Champions, and the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters. Dr. Moir has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and a Masters of Science and Teaching from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH and certificate of studies from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.

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